At CES 2022 in Las Vegas, Chrysler fully revealed its first battery-electric vehicle (BEV), the Airflow Concept.
Chrysler is an iconic American automaker and one of the latest brands to commit to an all-electric future. By 2028, Chrysler is planning for a portfolio of battery-electric vehicles (BEVs).
To kick things off, Chrysler unveiled the Airflow Concept at CES 2022 in Las Vegas.
The Airflow Concept is a crossover that’ll have between 350 and 400 miles of driving range. Chrysler states it’ll also feature, “intuitive AI and connected vehicle technology.”
The Chrysler Airflow Concept will feature STLA AutoDrive, meaning it’s capable of Level 3 autonomous driving. It’ll be upgradeable via over-the-air (OTA) updates.
The Airflow Concept will have all-wheel drive, a large battery pack under the floor, and is powered by two 150 kW (201 horsepower) electric drive motors, one in the front and one in the rear.
Aside from the performance specifications, Chrysler focused on maximizing interior space and giving the Airflow Concept a wide stance with large 22-inch wheels and a long wheelbase.
Inside the Airflow Concept is a modern and spacious four-seat interior. It’ll have a light and calming color palette, which Chrysler hopes to be soothing and relaxing.
It has several large screens, a central infotainment display, an instrument cluster, and one for every passenger.
The screens use a new technology called STLA Brain, making it capable of OTA updates.
While it’s currently a concept vehicle, Chrysler plans to launch the production version by 2025.
Chrysler’s new electric crossover looks like it’ll compete with the Ford Mustang Mach-E and possibly the Tesla Model Y.
It’s great that Chrysler is working on an EV. However, 2025 is too far away.
By then, Ford, Tesla, Rivian, and GM, will likely make a lot of advancements. Hopefully, Chrysler can get the Airflow Concept to market sooner.
Featured image courtesy of Stellantis.
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